Ham pot pie recipe.
Easy recipe that uses up leftover ham.
Making ham pot pie is a delicious way to use up leftover ham from Christmas or Easter. This is an easy ham pot pie recipe that uses homemade ham pot pie dough squares, leftover ham cubed and diced potatoes. Made in the Pennsylvania dutch tradition of slippery ham pot pie where there is a boiled dough instead of a top flaky crust.
Have you had enough Easter ham?
Can’t get enough Christmas ham?
What a new recipe for your leftover ham?
Here is my recipe for ham pot pie.
This is the ‘slippery version’. If you live in Pennsylvania Dutch Country you know exactly what I am talking about. If you don’t… this is the version with out a crust. The crust is actually IN the pie. A boiled crust therefore it is ‘slippery’. Get it?!
Easy Ham Pot Pie:
Start with the ham bone.
Put it in a large stock pot.
Cover it 1/2-3/4 up the bone with water.
We are going to be making ham ‘stock’. Not a stock in the traditional sense but we are going to be flavoring the h*ll out of that water.
Let it simmer for as long as you can. I did mine for 5 hours but that is just because I had the time. If you have 1 hour, good for you.
If you only have an hour toss a Rachael Ray sized pinch of salt in there and call it a day.
This is my leftover ham sent home with me by my mother.
I got the big piece!
Trim off all the ‘skin’ and cube it up into bite size pieces.
No measurements here.
The more ham you have the more ham you will have in your pot pie. (duh!)
Ham Pot Pie Stock
This is what my ‘ham stock’ ended up looking like.
Remove the ham bone and pick it if you wish.
If not, no big deal. It has served it purpose.
Peel and cut up 2 potatoes. These are russet baking potatoes but any white or gold potato you have will do.
If you want more potatoes put more in. No real measurements on this one either!
Ham Pot Pie Dough
Take 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water and stir it around with a fork until it looks like this.
You are going to make a rollable dough that is not sticky. If it is sticky add more flour. If it is dry add more water. I ended up doing this TWICE for the amount of pot pie I made. My family likes the boiled dough.
Roll out the dough to about 1/8 – 1/4″ thickness.
Be sure to put extra flour on your work surface to avoid sticking.
Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares.
These pot pie squares are about an inch and half square.
The thickness of the dough is more important than the shape of the squares.
Add the cut up potatoes and ham to the simmering stock.
Drop the pot pie squares into the simmering stock.
The dough will puff up as it cooks and it doubles in thickness.
The excess flour and the potatoes will add viscosity to the broth but not enough for my liking.
We will fix that next.
Take 1/2 cup of flour and a heavy splash of water or milk to it and shake it to combine.
If you don’t have a mason had a fork or whisk and bowl will do.
Pour it in the pot pie.
After it comes to a boil it should thicken up slightly.
Season with salt if desired and Voila! You have made slippery pot pie.
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